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Conservative columnist: ‘The GOP isn’t fit to govern’

Conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin writes that the GOP “isn’t fit to govern” in a scathing editorial published on Thursday. 

In her most recent Washington Post column, Rubin dismissed as “pure piffle” the Republican resolution introduced by 11 members of the House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday night to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

“Not even House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) thinks that the resolution has merit,” Rubin said.

{mosads}“The damage here is being done not by Rosenstein, but by irresponsible, hyper-partisan congressmen,” Rubin went on, later writing that it is not Rosenstein who should be removed from office, but rather “the House Republican members who are obstructing an ongoing investigation of the Republican president and his cronies.” 

“While their actions are protected (most likely) under the ‘speech or debate’ clause (preventing criminal prosecution or civil suit for actions that would otherwise be actionable),” she continued, “their pattern of conduct (cooking up a misleading memo about the FISA warrant application for Carter Page’s surveillance, exposing a confidential intelligence source, smearing the FBI) amounts to multiple blatant attempts to thwart an entirely legitimate investigation.”

The conservative columnist then pointed out what she calls the irony behind Republicans arguing that if Democrats ever get control of Congress, “they will tie the place up with bogus impeachment hearings and create gridlock.”

“No, Republicans are doing that all on their own,” Rubin wrote. 

Rubin has frequently criticized the GOP and President Trump in her “Right Turn” blog for the Post, referring to the president in the past as an “arrogant fool” and a “flat-out racist.”

In May 2016, the conservative columnist published a piece addressed to the Republican Party titled “Dear GOP: I’m just not that into you.” 

She also said the Republican Party has become the “party of old white men” in April and accused Trump of “fomenting violence” against the press after the deadly shooting at a Maryland newsroom last month.

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